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45 ACP REVOLVERS

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bikerdoc, Jan 14, 2017.

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  1. earplug

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    The 5 inch version of the 625 used to rule in USPSA competition. I still have two. Started with the JM 4 inch. The longer sight radius of the 5 inch is helpful. Shooting bulleye with the four inch with a red dot worked well.
     
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  2. FLNT4EVR

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    I have a Charter Arms pit bull in 45 ACP and it is an excellent revolver. Not real fancy but it sure does everything you expect of it . Just today I loaded up 100 full wadcutters from Matts bullets for home defense rnds. The Charter handles anything you want to feed it . And no moon clips
     
  3. Sistema1927

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    I have the S&W 22-4. Old school goodness. This is not my picture, but it looks just like mine, T-grip and all.
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  4. Mackay Sagebrush

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    I have owned numerous 25-s,as well as 625s, but never yet been impressed with the accuracy, in spite of really liking the revolvers overall, being an N Frame nut.

    They all went down the road.

    Currently I have 2 Ruger Convertible .45 currently, an older large frame New Model, and a medium frame Flattop. The older one has proven to be retardedly accurate. The new one took a little reaming, but is G2G now. It is by far the standout favorite single action.


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    What grips are those?
     
  7. JohnnyFlake

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    This is my Charter Arms Pitbull .45acp 5 shot. It's an amazing piece, even though may people do not care for Charter Arms. They have no clue!

    Back in the day I use to have a S&W 625S .45acp 5" 66 shot that required moon clips. It was also amazing. With some practice you can reload at unbelievable speeds. I use to use it for Bowling Pin competition. MVC-001S.JPG MVC-002S.JPG MVC-003S.JPG
     
  8. Mackay Sagebrush

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    I honestly don't remember, they are polymer ivory and I have had them on for so long, I don't even remember the gun without them.

    Sorry.
     
  9. DC Plumber

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    Other than nostalgia, i.e., my dad's service revolver, a 19-4, my 25-2 is the one revolver I'd keep over all others. Now, between that and my Les Baer, there would be a battle.
     
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  10. TarDevil

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    Personally,I like moon.clips. There's no fast way to reload the Charter.
     
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  11. the Black Spot

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    On my short list to get
     
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  12. Shaq

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    And the cheaper, more fragile MIM parts.
     
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  13. Old Dog

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    Well, 36 posts before someone brought up MIM parts, I guess that's a record. Since I've never personally had a MIM part break (on countless late model pistols and revolvers) nor have I ever known personally anyone (in spite of my fairly extensive shooting experience and relatively large circle of shooting buddies and acquaintances) who's had a MIM part break ... all I can say to that is ... whatever.

    Having started in my law enforcement career with a S&W revolver, with my shooting experiences beginning back in the '60s with S&W revolvers, having used S&W revolvers until now, including many with the dreaded MIM parts, I can also relate that I've seen the cycles of S&W quality at its peak, ebb and wane, and eventually return to pretty doggone well made handguns. Ask THR member Mr. Borland, who knows a thing or two about S&W revolvers ... or Jerry Miculek, for that matter, what they think.

    Frankly, I care not for opinions of those who chime in with casual remarks about the "cheaper, more fragile MIM parts" yet can't devote a couple extra minutes of typing to document their firsthand knowledge of such.

    How many MIM parts have you personally seen break or otherwise fail, last poster?
     
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  14. bannockburn

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    Like the grips on your two Rugers. My Flattop in .44 Special has a set of American Holly grips while my Vaquero .45 Colt has a pair of Tru Ivory grips from Bar S Grips. Love how both of them look!

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  15. Mackay Sagebrush

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    Those grips really do it for those guns. Certain combos can make an ordinary revolver (or auto) look exceptional!

    I would say that is the case with yours.
     
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  16. bannockburn

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    For me there's just something about contrasting ivory colored grips on a blued gun or showing off a bright nickel plated finish (or in the case of the Vaquero highly polished stainless steel).
     
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  17. bikerdoc

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    A lot of of years ago I had a set of grips that were well worn, so I painted them white enamel, and polyed them.
    A buddy offered 50 bucks for them, I just gave them to him Couple years later he hands me $50 cause he said he sold them for $100.
     
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  18. Old Dog

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    Bannockburn, those Tru-Ivory stocks on your Vaquero are sweet. I've got some Tru-Ivorys from Bar-S (a Washington state company) on a couple 1911s, and I'm a big fan. Nice pistolas (I'm not normally a Ruger fan, but that Blackhawk looks awful nice, too)!
     
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    Thanks! I got the Tru-Ivory grips from Brownells or Midway and they were a perfect fit right out of the box. The Blackhawk came with those "cheesy" black plastic grips which I immediately changed out with a set of Ruger's smooth Rosewood grips until I got the American Holly set.
     
  20. Dframe

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    My easy answer is NONE! I've fired thousands of rounds out my model 21 without the slightest problem. That ship has sailed.
     
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  21. cal44mag

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    On the Buffalo Bore site, some of the write ups on revolver rounds point out that they see higher velocities from new guns than old S&W classics -- with the same round and same barrel length.

    BB attributes this to tighter manufacturing tolerances in new production guns.

    Another point is those old guns with all forged parts nowadays are put on a pedestal of perfection.

    But old guns suffered from broken parts and failures also -- like every other complex mechanical device ever made.

    We just didn't have an Internet back then to broadcast every fault to the entire world.
     
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    I have a 625JM and 625PC, working mostly with the PC for its cut rifling and lead bullets. The JM with its ECM rifling is terrible with leading and probably inspired the change in the PC version.

    What you may really like is the Ruger NMBH 45 convertible, which doesn't need moon clips and can have a target length barrel. Mine is 7.5" but I never shoot anything except level II 45 Colt in it.
     
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  24. v8stang289

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    A few years ago I went with the 625JM. I put on a set of Ahrends and I love it. I mostly shoot plated or jacketed reloads through it and It has been fun and accurate.

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  25. Shane in MT

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    Another thumbs-up for the Ruger 45 convertible,

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    Dressed up with some white micarta from Hogue.

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